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Andrea DeMeer

Andrea DeMeer

Andrea DeMeer is the publisher of the Similkameen Spotlight. A relatively recent transplant to the valley from southwestern Ontario, she is formerly a group, daily and weekly newspaper publisher with Sun Media, where she was also a regular contributor to the opinion pages of 200 weekly and daily newspapers across the country. She also served for several years as an executive director for the Ontario Community Newspaper Association, happily working to support the industry in that province through a time of transition. With more than 30 years in the business, she has experience in reporting, editing, advertising sales and management as well as circulation and distribution. She is the winner of numerous national and provincial awards for news and feature writing, excellence in advertising, and particularly editorial and column writing. Most recently she was the 2016 silver winner for column writing in the British Columbia and Yukon Newspaper Awards, and in 2015, she was the bronze winner for column writing in the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards. Andrea and Robert have been married for 30 years, and have four children. A rich family life is often fodder for her local column, Old Dogs, New Tricks. After moving to B.C., she declares the place to be 'just like home, except with waaaaaay nicer scenery.'

Phone
250-295-3535
Email
editor@similkameenspotlight.com

Recent Work by Andrea

Pilot makes emergency landing at Manning Park

Pilot makes emergency landing at Manning Park

A small plane from Sechelt to Penticton made an emergency landing in Manning Park
FortisBC shuts down alleged osprey nest in Princeton, while controversy swirls

FortisBC shuts down alleged osprey nest in Princeton, while controversy swirls

Princeton birders are upset by a nest possibly being removed
Princeton woman in need of transplant brings health care disparities to Victoria

Princeton woman in need of transplant brings health care disparities to Victoria

Premier, MLA, meet with Chris Unrau
Penticton entrepreneur hailed as ‘an angel on earth’

Penticton entrepreneur hailed as ‘an angel on earth’

Businessman makes double lung transplant possible for Princeton woman
Princeton woman fears she can’t afford to pay for double lung transplant

Princeton woman fears she can’t afford to pay for double lung transplant

Province providing little funding for required post-operative care
Princeton man literally runs out of and away from court

Princeton man literally runs out of and away from court

Matter stood down to consult counsel and accused flees
Princeton teen skates to success as one of the KIJHL’s youngest hockey commentators

Princeton teen skates to success as one of the KIJHL’s youngest hockey commentators

The ‘voice of the Posse’ was just 12 when he broadcast his first game
Prolific Princeton offender sentenced to 105 days for assaults on two women

Prolific Princeton offender sentenced to 105 days for assaults on two women

Both convictions of Rodney Saddleman related to drug acquisition
Orphaned bear cub safely rescued from residential Princeton street

Orphaned bear cub safely rescued from residential Princeton street

At about 22 pounds, and nearly a year old, the cub would have had no chance of survival
B.C. megastar Bryan Adams still delivering the goods on provincial tour

B.C. megastar Bryan Adams still delivering the goods on provincial tour

Review: ‘It felt like having a few thousand friends over for a casual jam in a really big garage’
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